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Solicitation Insight: Winning Information Technology Enterprise Contract Support (FBI ITECS RFP)

This solicitation is also known as FBI IT Triple S Proposal.  Guest Writer: Ken Blair -- It’s time for us to follow the FBI ITECS solicitation to see where the bouncing ball goes next. As shown in the background discussion below, this one, under the previous moniker of FBI IT Triple S, [...]

By |2020-09-28T17:20:53+00:00September 28, 2020|Government Proposal Consultants|0 Comments

PODCAST: How Contractors Can Prepare for Federal Fiscal-Year 2021

In this episode of the Secret Code to Government Proposal Success podcast series, Judy Bradt, CEO and Founder of Summit Insight, provides insights into how contractors prepare themselves for a winning in Federal Fiscal Year 2021. With the Federal Fiscal-Year 2021 kicking off on October 1st, many contractors are developing strategies for [...]

By |2021-08-31T16:18:20+00:00September 28, 2020|Government Proposal Consultants|0 Comments

Insight into winning an AF VAULT Contract

Ken Blair Before all the gymnasts in the readership get antsy, this vault is the Visible Accessible Understandable Linked Trusted Support solicitation. (The Air Force has ALWAYS had a thing for acronyms…) Background: Probably in the early third quarter (according to DelTek) the Air Force will release the VAULT Support solicitation for [...]

By |2020-08-30T17:26:36+00:00August 30, 2020|Government Proposal Consultants|0 Comments

Secrets to a Winning Point Score on CIO-SP4

Dave Goulla and Russell Smith-- Note: The authors have collectively helped prepare over 100 similar proposals. It began with GSA OASIS and GSA Alliant. Since then, we have seen a growing trend of Government agencies emulating and using the point scoring construct introduced in these GSA RFPs to evaluate proposal responses. The [...]

Engine for Growth – Winning STARS III

Brian McCollough -- With the PreSolicitation notice released and the final RFP coming in two weeks, there is no time to waste.  This is written to help bidders win a STARS III contract. It is time for serious 8(a) bidders to start work in earnest. And for interested large businesses to find a [...]

Winning Army Cyber Trident

Guest Contributor: Ken Blair As we approach late spring, a young person’s thoughts should turn to the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE). OK, well, maybe not, but let’s talk about this latest opportunity from PEO-STRI. This program was moved under the Other Transaction Authority (OTA) on May 19th to make the procurement [...]

By |2020-05-20T12:10:12+00:00May 20, 2020|Industry News, Proposal Writing|0 Comments

Win a Mine of Gold: CIO-SP4

Ken Blair The high estimated spend and number of awards make CIO-SP4 the most attractive opportunity of 2020.  Estimated spend - $40B; with 64 large business  and 343 small business incumbents. CIO-SP4 Background: Recently, HHS released a draft RFP for CIO-SP4 and has estimated a Dec 2020 release for the final RFP. [...]

By |2020-04-20T12:15:59+00:00April 20, 2020|Government Proposal Consultants|1 Comment

Proposal Development in Today’s Virtual World

Note:  The author is a master practitioner in off-site proposal leadership.  In this article he comments on tools and best practices. After partly moving to off-site work, we now find ourselves dropped off the cliff by the virus.  The urgent question is, how can we make this fundamental change in work paradigm [...]

By |2020-03-30T13:56:01+00:00March 30, 2020|Government Proposal Consultants|0 Comments

Insight into Winning Air Force TMAS 2: Release Expected in Next 30 Days

Ken Blair Note: Take a break from “self-distancing” and get a little bit of self-education to prepare for getting back to work! Background: The U.S. Air Force expects an April release of the Fair Opportunity Proposal Request (FOPR) for the Technical and Management Advisory Services for the Test Enterprise (TMAS 2) opportunity. In [...]

By |2020-03-30T07:33:10+00:00March 30, 2020|Government Proposal Consultants|0 Comments

Ten Important Steps for FEDSIM Orals Bids – Part 2

Karl Leatham Getting the slide preparation process right is a huge step in winning a FEDSIM competition.  I have used the following slide development strategy numerous times in FEDSIM and other oral efforts.  It offers discrete, logical steps that begin with analysis of the slide requirements and end with the completed presentation. [...]

By |2020-03-17T17:39:56+00:00March 17, 2020|Government Proposal Consultants|0 Comments
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